How much do I want to read more? 5/10

Being a french myself I just pick up this book out of curiosity.
It's amusing to set back and observe how we are seen by other nations.
Or rather, how someone is explaining his own culture to others.
An easy read with lots of facts more or less interesting/amusing about life in France.


Le terroir is somewhereness; it is the essence of a place, its signature. It is what’s unique, nonreproducible, and singular about it.


There is no understanding French culture without understanding the paramount importance of l’apéritif.
The apéritif is an absolute landmark of French culture—and is typically referred to by its familiar nickname l’apéro. It is essential to realize that even though food can be served, l’apéro is really about the drinking.